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Service Change Notice 11-06

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1243 PM EST Wed Feb 2 2011

 

TO:      Subscribers:

         - Family of Services

         - NOAA Weather Wire Service

         - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         - NOAAPORT

         - Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

FROM:    Eli Jacks

         Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

 

SUBJECT: Implementation of Improved Fire and Public Weather

        Coverage for Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana

        Effective May 31, 2011

 

Effective Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 100 pm Central Daylight Time

(CDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather

Forecast Office (WFO) in New Orleans/Baton Rouge Louisiana (LIX)

will reconfigure its current fire and public weather forecast

zones for Tangipahoa (LAZ038) Parish in southeast Louisiana.

This reconfiguration will provide better forecast services by

splitting Tangipahoa Parish into two separate fire and public

weather forecast zones for climatological, geographical and

meteorological effects.

 

The fire and public weather forecast zones for Tangipahoa Parish

will be split in half to form Northern Tangipahoa (LAZ071) and

Southern Tangipahoa (LAZ072). This split will account for

tropical and coastal issues that do not impact Northern Tangipahoa

Parish and winter weather issues that to not affect

Southern Tangipahoa Parish.

 

The fire and public zone changes require to take appropriate

action to receive the new zone products using the Universal

Generic Code (UGC) zone code format (Z) listed in Table 1.

 

TABLE 1.  New Fire and Public Zone Configuration Identifiers

 

NEW FIRE/PUBLIC          UGC (Z)   EXISTING FIRE/PUBLIC  UGC (Z)

 ZONE NAME                          ZONE Name

---------------          ------    --------------------  ------

NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA       LAZ071    TANGIPAHOA            LAZ038

SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA       LAZ072    TANGIPAHOA            LAZ038

 

More detail regarding this change (including greater detail regarding 
why these fire and public zone changes are being made), graphical 
depictions of the current and new fire and public zones, and a table 
of WFO LIX affected products are available online at:
 
  www.srh.weather.gov/LIX/?n=tangipahoa_breakup
 
Updated fire and public weather forecast zone shapefiles are available 
online at:
 
  www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/pubzone.htm
and
  www.weather.gov/geodata/catalog/wsom/html/firezone.htm
 

For more information, please contact:

 

Ken Graham                      Melinda Bailey

Meteorologist-in-Charge         Public/Marine Meteorologist

National Weather Service        National Weather Service

New Orleans/Baton Rouge         Southern Region Headquarters

Slidell LA 70460                Fort Worth TX 76102

504-522-7330/985-649-0357       817-978-1100 X107

ken.graham@noaa.gov             melinda.bailey@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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